Hybrid contact lens created for keratoconus

September 1, 2009

SynergEyes Inc. recently introduced a new contact lens (CL) design (ClearKone) for patients with keratoconus.

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Carlsbad, CA-SynergEyes Inc. recently introduced a new contact lens (CL) design (ClearKone) for patients with keratoconus. The design is optimized to vault the predominant irregularities of the keratoconic cornea, effectively restoring vision to a majority of patients with irregular corneas, according to the company.

The new design uses hybrid technology to make a lens with the visual clarity of a high-oxygen rigid gas permeable CL and the comfort and convenience of a soft lens, according to the company.

"SynergEyes recognized the need to develop a hybrid CL design that could fit a much broader spectrum of keratoconus patients, including oval cones, highly advanced central cones, decentered cones, and-depending on the specifics of the case-globus keratoconus and pellucid marginal degeneration," said Kellie Kaseburg, vice president of global marketing for SynergEyes.